12-12-2012 08:00 AM
i just bought my acer Aspire V5 (touch-screen) like 5 days ago and when ever i connect to any wifi, after a short while the internet will stop working and say Limited Access. when i trouble shoot, it starts working again and after a while it stops.
12-12-2012 10:10 AM
I am also experiencing this problem with the Acer Asprie S3-391 since upgrading to windows 8.
Hopefully someone can provide a solution.
12-12-2012 04:02 PM
Hello chudynho, and lenny212. The issue with the Wireless you both may be having can possibly be solved by going into the Device manager and then uninstall the driver (don’t touch the check box) and restart the computer. Once back on the unit will reinstall the driver and may resolve the issue. best of luck
12-12-2012 08:23 PM
I had the same issue. Go to their support page, download the wireless driver for windows 7 (64 bit if your syste, is 64 bit) and not for windows 8. That worked for me. I think there is some issue with the Windows 8 wireless driver.
12-22-2012 08:17 AM
I did a PC refresh and after doing this a couple times to see the issue, I have finally pinpointed where the culprit lies.
After playing around with my router, uninstalling my anti virus and everything else in between, I found out that the QCA Wifi Driver 10.0.0.217 and the Atheros Blue Tooth Driver 8.0.000.0206 are the drivers that have the conflict. In other words, these two drivers are the ones that are making the connection 'limited'.
Everytime I reinstalled these after my PC refresh my computer internet connection became 'limited'. However, after my 3rd PC refresh I decided not to reinstall these drivers. Because of this decision I have had no further issues whatsoever with my internet connection dropping or becoming 'limited' at all. Furthermore, as soon as I boot my computer, the internet is connected, whereas before, with these drivers installed, this was not happening at all.
Clearly, there is a massive issue with these drivers. I had to - as computer illiterate that I am - figure this out for myself.
In conclusion, I will not be installing any new drivers for my Windows 8 Acer Aspire V3-771, until I get official confirmation from an Acer technician regarding these issues. Clearly there is some major problem as after days of research, I see that so many folk who have Windows 8 are the ones who are suffering from this major malfunction; I'm not sure if it is affecting any other models of Acers laptops/PCs, I just know, from what I had to learn that a lot of folk are having these issues. And that is not a good thing at all for the brand name of Acer.